Dordt College Softball vs. Dana
April 27, 2009
(Sioux Center, Iowa) Dordt College took a 6-2 game one win over the Dana Vikings on Monday night in Sioux Center in the regular season doubleheader finale for both teams. The two teams entered play tied for the seventh seed in the GPAC post-season tournament seedings at 12-10 in the league.
Dordt got on the board in the second when Sarah Visser plated a run with a single and Dorinda knocked in a run with a single of her own. Jaclyn Ver Mulm had a single earlier in the inning while Sarah Seymour reached on an error.
Hibma figured into the scoring in the fifth as well when she singled to lead off the inning and eventually scored on an Amber Soodsma single that was misplayed by the Dana centerfielder for two runs. Also scoring on the play was Becca Hengeveld who reached with a single.
Dordt made it 6-0 with two more in the sixth. This time Megan Huizenga reached on a double and Amanda Nikkle knocked in Kaitlyn Lockhorst who was running for Huizenga. Dorinda Hibma provided another hit and rbi with a single that scored the second run of the inning.
While the Dordt offense was getting timeley hitting Amber Soodsma was firing blanks at the Dana batters and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Dana finally broke through for a single to lead off the frame and scored two runs on one hit with two errors to make the final 6-2.
Hibma was 3-3 at the plate with two runs batted in and a runs scored while Amber Soodsma was 1-3 with two runs batted in and Jaclyn Ver Mulm, Megan Huizenga, Becca Hengeveld and Sarah Visser all had hits with Visser getting credit for a run batted in. Soodsma struck out six and walked one and surrendered the two unearned runs.
Dordt's Current Record: 3-1 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 19-20 (12-11)
Winning Pitcher: Amber Soodsma (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: Brianne Nutty (Dana)
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